daybed pillows


I had some leftover quilt squares and fabric from making the quilt for the day bed and the window valance which inspired the whole room. So I am finally getting around to making pillow cases to match. They are also quilted on the front. I pieced the front, added some leftover batting and cut up an old sheet for the backing. This was all quilted together with the same twin needle technique I used on the quilt. Then I added the backing fabric and sewed it all together. Now all we need to do is cover the headboard and mount it on the wall.

twin needle quilting


Twin needle quilting is not traditional, but it looks great! I think it adds a professional level to the front. On the back, the bobbin creates a zigzag effect, which some don’t like. For my modern quilt with a (boring) solid background, I appreciate the texture it adds.

the beginning

Well, I have finally bit the bullet and I am going to make a quilt. I actually have made a quilt before. I made a t-shirt quilt when John and I first got married. His concert shirts needed a good place to be remembered, so with his mom coaching us, we worked on a quilt together. This one now, will go in our guest bedroom. It will be much cooler in the summer than the giant down comforter we have now. I will share my progress as I go. My plan is for it not to take a whole year. *grin*


20090707blog2I offer my congratulations to Sandy, Rita, Natalie, Amy and Tiffani!  With so few entering, and cause I love you all, I just have to give one to each of you! YAY! Congrats!

Sandy and Amy, I’ll bring yours to CSU. Natalie and Tiffani, I will need your address! (Just send me an email or facebook message.) Rita, I won’t see you at CSU. *snif*  But are you moving? I have your current address. Let me know where you want me to send this!

Yay! Thanks for your support guys! I hope you enjoy. It will be a few days til I mail them. I have a couple of finishing stitches to do. :)

giveaway goodness!


Yesterday, I spent the day sewing like a mad woman. I guess that’s what happens when John goes out of town. :) I made 5 different quilted journal covers! They fit just right over those cheapy composition notebooks and completely transform them. They were fun to make (once I figured out the pattern) and quite quick as well.

Here’s the good news: you get to benefit from my sewing madness! How’s that, you say? I am doing a giveaway!!! After all, what am I going to do with 5 journal covers? This is my first giveaway on the blog, but it is something I have wanted to do for quite awhile.


The one in the center will be going to one special person. All you have to do is leave a comment below. On Saturday, I will draw a name out of the hat for the special winner!

The other two, (the one on the left and on the right) I am offering for sale for $10 each (via paypal). Leave a comment if you are interested in a purchase and you are entered in the contest too!

creative weekend


Even though it was fourth of July weekend, we stayed in. I was creative and busy however. I made this purse for my mother-in-law. She picked out the fabric and pattern and I stitched it up. It was a really fun one to make. I love the bright colors. I worked on another one this weeked too, but I am not quite done. Needs a couple of finishing details, then I will post a picture of it.